Dental check-ups allow us to evaluate the current condition of your mouth. Through the use of our digital x-rays and a visual examination, we are able to detect potential problems within the oral cavity and to formulate a treatment plan designed for your specific needs.
A crown is a cap that is placed over the entire tooth that protects a tooth that requires more strength followed by a root canal or one that cannot be restored with basic filling material. A Bridge is used when one or more teeth are missing. A bridge is a grouping of interconnected crowns. It will replace missing theeth and support surrounding teeth. A Bridge is held in placed by 2 crowns on each side of the missing tooth.
We offer a take-home, custom-tray method of tooth whitening. This is done by taking impressions of your teeth and fabricating trays specifically for your teeth. You then place gel in the trays and leave on your teeth for the amount of time directed. Amount of time may vary depending on the type, and strength of gel selected.
Depending on your age, the shape of your mouth will change with time.
Children will require a new guard more often than an adult as their mouth is constantly changing. The jaws are growing, different teeth are exfoliating and new ones of different sizes are erupting, because of this, a child may need a new mouth guard in a few months where as an adult may be able to use theirs for years.
For your convenience, we can send out a preauthorization to check if your insurace will cover it. Mouth guards are not usually covered by insurance, however at our office we offer a fair price as it is very beneficial to have one made for you or your child. We also offer a 6 month warranty on our mouth guards.
A root canal is needed when the nerve of the tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the soft tissue that contains nerves and blood vessels) is removed using small hand and rotary files and the space is filled with a thermoplastic filling material called “Gutta Percha” which restore the tooth. Afterwards, we can place a composite or amalgam restoration and then eventually place a crown on the tooth once the infection or discomfort has subsided.
Our dentist has close professional ties with a variety of dental specialists. If you have a unique situation requiring referral, we will make sure that you will be seen by the right person.
Modern technology has allowed patients with missing teeth to replace them with dental implants. A crown is placed over an implant to replace a single tooth. Implants can also be done to stabilize poorly fitting dentures.
Custom-made occlusal guards to reduce effects of grinding and clenching habits on teeth.